New filtration process cuts contaminants from offshore produced water

11/02/1998
Syed A. Ali, Larry R. Henry Chevron U.S.A. Production Co. New Orleans Jerald W. Darlington Cetco Chicago John Occapinti Cetco Lafayette, La. The 6 ft x 8 ft skid quick-change, produced-water polishing units take up a relatively small space on the platform (Fig. 2). Laboratory and field tests demonstrate that a two-part filtration process can effectively reduce oil and grease content in offshore-discharged produced water. The first part of the process is the patented Crudesorb technology and the second part is a proprietary patented polymeric resin. Crudesorb removes dispersed oil and grease droplets from the produced water, and thereby protects the resin from ...
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